The Celebration of a Lifetime Begins Here

Every life is unique. Through accomplishments, relationships, passions and traditions, each life is a story like no other. Dignity Memorial® professionals believe a celebration of life should be as unique as the person it honours. We are experts at planning meaningful and memorable personalized funeral celebrations. From food to flowers, music to mementos, each customized funeral service is a special tribute to the person it remembers. We celebrate each life like no other.

Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one or pre-planning for yourself, start with a story, passion or pastime to provide inspiration. We'll help you weave those very special memories into a beautiful service with personal touches and lasting impressions. Below are a few examples.

A funeral service with spice

Did your family gatherings centre around cookouts and a secret sauce? Celebrate a grill master by hosting an outdoor barbecue. Give away jars of homemade sauce—along with a never-before-revealed recipe—as mementos for guests to take home in special remembrance.


A disco send-off

She loved the nightlife. She had to boogie. Naturally, the most fitting way to say goodbye is a disco-themed funeral celebration. In tribute, friends and family can wear colourful wigs and platform shoes and dance the night away under a shimmering disco ball.


A motorcycle funeral

Imagine a motorcycle processional with a group of bikers dressed in leathers, the honouree’s cremation urn tucked into a sidecar. Memorialize a motorcycle enthusiast with a ceremony that celebrates camaraderie and the thrill of the open road.


A racing fan’s last lap

A lap around the track is a special way to remember a racing fan. Friends and family stand in salute as a hearse or car carrying the urn or casket makes the turns. They share their favourite racing stories and each receives personalized key rings as funeral favours.


A kayak remembrance

For a person who would rather have been paddling than pretty much anything else, have a friend play “Down by the River” on the guitar as pallbearers bring in the urn, nestled in a kayak. A headstone with a paddle etched into the granite completes the lasting remembrance.


More unique funeral ideas

There are as many ideas for creating a unique and personalized funeral as there are stars the sky. Let us know what makes you or your loved one special—we’ll work with you to create an unforgettable tribute that perfectly reflects that life.

Imagine funeral planning differently

A funeral or memorial service should be a one-of-a-kind celebration. Everyone has their own unique story. How do you want to tell yours? Imagine is a book full of ideas for creating a beautiful and unforgettable remembrance for yourself or a loved one. Download Imagine to begin planning an unforgettable tribute today.